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Emory University will celebrate its 171st commencement ceremony Monday, May 9. With approximately 15,000 in attendance, the graduation ceremony — rich with pageantry and tradition — offers a unique expression of university values, including academic commitment and integrity, citizenship, leadership, service, and exceptional teaching, research and mentoring.

William Foege, MD, the renowned epidemiologist credited with devising the strategy to eradicate smallpox, will deliver the keynote address.

This page represents a collection of stories from the Emory News Center about the event and the students in the Class of 2016.

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Throwback: Class of 2016 Picture Time-lapse

During their freshman orientation at Emory University, the members of the Class of 2016 assembled on the quad in the formation of their graduation year.

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Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey to deliver Emory Commencement address

Feb. 13, 2017

Photos: 100 Days 'Til Graduation Celebration

Jan. 25, 2017

School of Nursing honors faculty and students during awards, diploma ceremonies

May 13, 2016

Faculty, staff honored during school diploma ceremonies

May 11, 2016

Commencement speaker William Foege's 'Lessons I am Still Desperately Trying to Learn'

May 10, 2016

Commencement celebrates the 'caring' Class of 2016

May 9, 2016

Eleanor Main Awards celebrate outstanding mentors

May 9, 2016

A natural teacher: Eloise Carter receives Thomas Jefferson award

May 9, 2016

Class of 2016 distinguished by commitment to service, community

May 9, 2016

Early architect of public health at Emory wins Scholar/Teacher Award

May 6, 2016

Cuttino Award recognizes Lynne Huffer for exceptional mentoring

May 6, 2016

Honorary degrees celebrate pioneers

May 5, 2016

Help reduce traffic on Commencement Day

May 5, 2016

Future pediatrician committed to reducing health care inequities

May 3, 2016

Already a physician, Malawi native studies public health for social justice

May 3, 2016

Joint PhD/MD student utilizes anthropology to study hospital culture

May 3, 2016

Brittain Award honors Nowmee Shehab for social justice efforts

May 3, 2016

Nursing student perseveres through personal tragedies to become family's first college graduate

May 3, 2016

Emory College class orator draws on experience uniting students across differences

April 29, 2016

Naomi Maisel wins McMullan Award for bringing people to the table

April 28, 2016